Disasters 2016
Rescue personnel work at the site where a 17-storey apartment building collapsed during an earthquake in Tainan, southern Taiwan on 6 February 2016Reuters
Peshawar floods
A shopkeeper tries to salvage belongings as residents use a bridge submerged in floodwaters after heavy rains in Nowshera District on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan on 4 April 2016Fayaz Aziz/Reuters
Ecuador earthquake
Bystanders look at a ruined building in the town of Portoviejo, Ecuador, on 21 April 2016, after a powerful earthquake hit the countryJuan Cevallos/AFP
Fort McMurray
Officers look on as smoke from Fort McMurray's raging wildfires billow into the air after the city was evacuated on 4 May 2016Topher Seguin/Reuters
Disasters 2016
Smoke and flames from the wildfires erupt behind a car on the highway near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada on 7 May 2016Mark Blinch/Reuters
Disasters 2016
Emergency workers stand next to a fire at a tyre dump near a residential development in Sesena, south of Madrid, Spain on 13 May 2016Sergio Perez/Reuters
Disasters 2016
An aerial view of the devastation caused by the wildfire that forced the evacuation of the city is seen during Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's helicopter tour in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada on 13 May 2016Jason Franson/Reuters
Disasters 2016
A distressed dog is seen following a deadly eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano in Gamber Village, North Sumatra, Indonesia on 22 May 2016Reuters
Disasters 2016
People look at the damage caused by the floods in the town of Braunsbach, Germany on 30 May 2016Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters
France floods
A resident delivers French baguettes to his mother's flooded house after heavy rain falls in Chalette-sur-Loing Montargis, near Orleans, France on 1 June 2016Christian Hartmann/Reuters
Paris floods
A resident walks past abandoned cars as he escapes from the flooded area of Villeneuve-Trillage suburb in Villeneuve Saint-Georges, outside Paris on 3 June, 2016Christian Hartmann/ Reuters
wildfire
A helicopter flies above glowing embers as it makes a water drop run at the "Old Fire", which raged in Calabasas, California on 4 June 2016
Paris floods
The illuminated Eiffel Tower is reflected in the swollen Seine river, after it burst its banks, on 5 June 2016Bertrand Guay/AFP
China floods
A bus goes through a flooded area in Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province, China on 19 June 2016China Daily/Reuters
Disasters 2016
An emu flees an approaching wildfire near Potrero, California on 20 June 2016Mike Blake/Reuters
Disasters 2016
A rescue worker works on a damaged high-voltage tower after a tornado hit Funing on 25 June 2016Aly Song/Reuters
China floods
A man wipes away tears as he walks through a flooded farm, before leaving for safety in Liu'an, Anhui Province, China. The pigs cannot be rescued due to an environmental protection and epidemic prevention measure on 5 July, 2016Reuters
China floods
A flooded stadium in Wuhan Hubei province, China, after an overnight storm following days of torrential rain stopped traffic, cut power and water supplies and trapped residents in their homes in many parts of Wuhan, a metropolis on the Yangtze River on 6 July, 2016Wang He/ Getty Images
Disasters 2016
Paramilitary policemen rest as they take turns to try to shore up a dam in preparation for Typhoon Nepartak which was approaching China, in Lujiang county, Anhui province, China on 8 July 2016
Disasters 2016
Submerged vehicles at a flooded neighbourhood in Wuhan, Hubei province, China on 9 July 2016Reuters
Disasters 2016
Basement shops are flooded after heavy rainfall in Xinxiang, Henan Province, China on 9 July 2016Reuters
Typhoon Nepartak
A woman sits on the ruins after typhoon Nepartak swept through Minqing county, Fujian province, China on 10 July 2016Reuters
China floods
People hold umbrellas as they walk along a flooded street in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, China on 19 July 2016China Daily/Reuters
Sand Fire
A fallen oak tree burns in Placerita Canyon in Santa Clarita, California on 24 July, 2016David McNew/Getty Images
California Sand Fire
Firefighters are forced to retreat as flames close in on them in Placerita Canyon near Santa Clarita on 24 July, 2016David McNew/Getty Images
Disasters 2016
Firefighters quell an inferno at a building in Huangshan, Anhui Province, China on 26 July 2016Reuters
Portugal fire
A villager helps firefighters combat a raging wildfire in Bustelo, close to Barcelos, northern Portugal on 8 August 2016Miguel Riopa/ AFP
Jonathan Bachman
A casket is seen floating in flood waters in Ascension Parish, Louisiana on 15 August 2016Jonathan Bachman/ Reuters
Blue Cut wildfire
An air tanker drops fire retardant on the Bluecut wildfire in Lytle Creek, California on 17 August 2016Ringo Chiu/AFP
wildfire
Flames whipped by strong winds rage though a hillside before destroying camper vans during the Blue Cut Fire in San Bernardino County, California on 17 August 2016Patrick T Fallon/Reuters
Jonathan Bachman
A statue of the Virgin Mary is seen partially submerged in floodwaters as it rains in Sorrento, Louisiana on 20 August 2016Jonathan Bachman/ Reuters
Jonathan Bachman
An American flag is seen dangling above floodwaters in Sorrento, Louisiana on 21 August 2016Jonathan Bachman/ Reuters
Italy earthquake
Sister Mariana who escaped from her convent just moments before it collapsed in Amatrice central Italy on 24 August 2016Emiliano Grillotti/ Reuters
Italy earthquake
Destroyed houses are pictured in Pescara del Tronto on 25 August 2016, a day after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck the regionMarco Zeppetella/AFP
Italy earthquake
The interior of a house is seen in Amatrice, after an earthquake on 25 August 2016Stefano Rellandini/Reuters
Italy earthquake
A general view after earthquake that levelled the town in Pescara del Tronto, central Italy on 1 September 2016Stefano Rellandini/Reuters
Italy earthquake
General view after earthquake that levelled the town in Amatrice, central Italy on 1 September 2016Stefano Rellandini/Reuters
Italy earthquake
General view of the village of Amatrice in Italy, after it was struck by an earthquake, on 4 October 2016Tiziana Fabi/AFP
Hurricane Matthew
A road between Guantanamo and Baracoa is blocked by fallen boulders after the passage of Hurricane Matthew through the eastern tip of Cuba on 5 October 2016Yamil Lage/AFP
Storm Matthew
People walk under a broken Kentucky Fried Chicken sign that blew over in Hurricane Matthew in Nassau, Bahamas on 7 October 2016Carlo Allegri/Reuters
Hurricane Matthew
Homes destroyed and damaged by Hurricane Matthew are seen in Jeremie, in western Haiti, on 7 October 2016Nicolas Garcia/AFP
North Carolina
Homes submerged after Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina on 10 October 2016Chris Keane/ Reuters
Hurricane Matthew
A building is submerged in floodwaters in Lumberton, North Carolina, following the passage of Hurricane Matthew on 10 October 2016Sean Rayford/ Getty Images
South Carolina
Rescue personnel evacuate a resident by boat in the downtown area of Nichols, South Carolina on 10 October 2016Randall Hill/ Reuters
Haiti
Children sleep on metal sheets in a partially destroyed school used as a shelter after Hurricane Matthew hit Jeremie, Haiti on 11 October 2016Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters
Haiti
A boy smiles while carrying a blanket on his head after Hurricane Matthew hit Jeremie, Haiti on 13 October 2016Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters
Haiti
Two men fight over food after Hurricane Matthew hit Jeremie, Haiti on 14 October 2016Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters
North Carolina
A group of girls walk through floodwaters in their neighborhood in Lumberton, North Carolina on 15 October 2016Sean Rayford/Getty Images
Hurricane Matthew Haiti
A child walks through a school that was destroyed when Hurricane Matthew hit the commune of Chadonyer, in Les Cayes on 16 October 2016Hector Retamal/AFP
California fire santa cruz
Firefighters attempt to save the Casa Loma fire station in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Loma Prieta on 27 October 2016Josh Edelson/AFP
Sinkhole
A huge sinkhole is seen at an intersection near Hakata station in Fukuoka, Japan on 8 November 2016Kyodo/Reuters
Bristol floods
Residents inspect a car in floodwaters in Hartcliffe, Bristol after heavy rains flooded the street on 21 November 2016Matt Cardy/Getty Images
Turin floods
People look at the Po river in Turin, Italy on 25 November 2016Giorgio Perottino/Reuters
Haifa house fire
A charred living room after a blaze is seen in the northern city of Haifa, Israel on 25 November 2016Amir Cohen/Reuters
Oakland fire
Firefighters work inside the burnt warehouse following a fire in the Fruitvale district of Oakland, California on 4 December 2016Lucy Nicholson/Reuters
Mexico market explosion
A massive explosion destroys Mexico's biggest fireworks market in Tultepec, on 20 December 2016. The blast killed at least 31 people and injured 72, authorities confirmed. The conflagration in the Mexico City suburb of Tultepec set off a quick-fire series of multicolored blasts that sent vast clouds of smoke billowing over the capitalJose Luis Tolentino/AFP
Mexico market explosion
Severely burnt victims are taken away from the smouldering ruins of a fireworks market, flattened by a huge blast that killed at least 31 and injured dozens, in Tultepec, on 20 December 2016Israel Gutierrez/AFP
Mexico market explosion
Aerial view of Mexico's biggest fireworks market in Tultepec suburb, Mexico State, after a massive explosion killed at least 32 people, on 21 December 2016Mario Vazquez/AFP